John began his role as the Tasmanian Coordinator-General in January 2015. The office is responsible for attracting investment, facilitating major projects and reducing the regulatory burden for business in the State. Before taking on this role, John was based in New York and the Commercial Lead for the Atlantic Joint Business between American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair. Prior to New York, John managed Europe Business Planning for American based in London having joined the airline on their fast track leadership program following completion of his MBA at the University of Cambridge in 2009. Before his Masters, John was Head of Innovation and Enterprise for one of London’s largest universities, where he and his team facilitated and developed the University’s commercial activity. Prior to that career transition, he was a senior corporate transactions lawyer with a ‘top-10’ London-headquartered international law firm having earlier been a partner with a large Australasian firm.